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Re: Use of 'revision number' in RPM or DPKG (or other) packaging numbering..

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-06-18 17:30:54 CEST

On Jun 17, 2007, at 23:16, Michael March wrote:

> Is anyone using or embedding the revision number from Subversion
> when whey create package of their software (like using RPM or DPKG)?
>
> For instance.. program-name.[major version].[minor version].
> [subversion revision number]
>
> I seen a few post and blog entries on it here and there.. but no
> definitive arguments for or against.

The argument against is that you shouldn't assign any special meaning
to the revision number, beyond what it actually is: the number of
changes that have been made in the repository:

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#globalrev

Specifically I'm thinking that the revision number could change, if
you combine your repository with another, or split your repository.

However, there are those who have seem to have decided to embed the
revision number in their version numbers. The Opera web browser, for
example: I have version 9.21.3678 installed, where 3678 appears to be
some kind of revision number.

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